Fairly recently I switched to a vegan diet. I feel more healthy and rested than I ever have before. Foods that I never even gave a glance are now part of my daily menus. Avocados have always been in my life but not my home. As much as I loved them I really only ever ate them when at a restaurant – never in my own home. Now it is rare that I don’t have one a day – on sandwiches, in salads, on toast and more. Not to mention I find it intensely satisfying to cut open an avocado and find that huge seed/pit. Strange I know but I enjoy it.
Did you know avocados have some amazing benefits for your health? Not only are they creamy and delicious but good for you!
Stabilize Blood Sugar
If you are looking for a way to stabilize your blood sugar then look no further than avocados. Although I am not diabetic I do have a medical condition that requires monthly blood work. The benefit of this is I can easily see how my diet is impacting (and helping) my health. The very first thing on the list is always glucose. I have always been within the normal range though on the high side of it. My blood work this past week had me at the very lower end of the normal blood sugar range. Woohoo.
The healthy fats of the avocado help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin. This can help to reduce blood sugar, metabolic syndrome, cholesterol and more. They are a very healthy fat which can leave you feeling more full longer. So skip the mayo and opt for avocados!
Recent studies have shown that their phytochemicals are as strong as chemotherapy. They also have anti-inflammatory properties. With my experience I completely agree. I have several autoimmune disorders and the meds I take are similar to chemotherapy to try and keep inflammation down. My meds were not working completely but who wants more meds. Heck I want to be in remission – not spiraling more. However, after 6 weeks of eating an avocado a day my blood work is considered stable and my doctor is starting to reduce some of the meds. Woohoo…
So even though avocados are very calorie dense they still help with weight loss, their healthy fats, ability to keep you feeling full longer and insulin stabilizing properties do actually promote a healthy weight loss.
The list goes on and on:
- Healthy Skin
- Healthy Hair
- Eye Health
- Block The Development of Arteriosclerosis
- Healthy Pregnancy